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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Mar 6, 2012 6:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Numbers- GD Demographics

or Jack White for that matter.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Mar 6, 2012 6:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Numbers- GD Demographics

I'm not sure that anyone thinks Jack White is a "great" guitar player...he's better than average, that's about it, his talent is in writing original material, some of which is pure horseshit...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 6, 2012 6:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Numbers- GD Demographics

I don't keep up like the rest of you, but at least the kids today place him at the "top" (of others today), but I have no comparative base...those dreaded lists seem to consistently put him at some high level (which seems odd given his youth).

I was really disappointed in the groups subsequent to WhStripes; they haven't done anything for me...

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Mar 6, 2012 6:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Numbers- GD Demographics

If you're talking about the Raconteurs, I fully agree.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 6, 2012 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Numbers- GD Demographics

Yup; kids kept telling me to just listen...blah.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 6, 2012 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Numbers- GD Demographics

We saw the Raconteurs and liked them.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 6, 2012 11:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Numbers- GD Demographics

Cool; I can defn see that being true--not that I am implying they are a "DEAD-esque, gotta see em live" thing.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 6, 2012 6:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Numbers- GD Demographics

Hey S & R: serious reply...do you think he's too limited? I have only really listened to the early WhStripes stuff, and love that...impressed the heck out of me relative to all the other stuff over the past 20 yrs, maybe more.

But, that's all I know...the kids (mine/friends) put the experience of seeing them live as above all else, sorta along the lines of how my brothers did with CREAM (it was strange being on the complete opposite side now: too young back then, too old now, ya know?).

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Mar 6, 2012 6:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Numbers- GD Demographics

I love to play the contrarian, so you should take comments like this with a grain of salt. I think he's got some talent and he's cultivated a pretty cool image for himself, but I've never been overly impressed with his actual guitar playing abilities. It seems to me that he's very good a mimicking the Jimmy Page style, but not much else. I'll admit to liking some of the White Stripes material, but it sounds very borrowed to me. I also think the absence of bass guitar makes most of their songs sound kind of hollow.